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post #16 of 244

Re: Ricco positive for EPO

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Originally Posted by Crankyfeet
Good point. Even if they make sure they're not on the podium... they are playing Russian Roulette with the random testing.... and it doesn't leave the system quickly like the Amgen variety as you explained.
Ricco may have been specifically targeted for testing EPO variants. Maybe others that don't have strange blood values won't be tested in the same way.

It does not take a rocket scientist to determine that Piepoli's sample should be tested for everything that Ricco's samples were.
post #17 of 244

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The Cobra strikes...out.
post #18 of 244

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Originally Posted by Bro Deal
Ricco may have been specifically targeted for testing EPO variants. Maybe others that don't have strange blood values won't be tested in the same way.

It does not take a rocket scientist to determine that Piepoli's sample should be tested for everything that Ricco's samples were.
Ricco has UCI exemption for having a naturally high HCT. Does this mean he has been on EPO since birth? Or that the UCI exemption is bull? Why would he need EPO if he already had a naturally high HCT?
post #19 of 244

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Originally Posted by Bro Deal
The Cobra strikes...out.
Too bad that he already has a nickname called Cobra. Otherwise, "trashmouth" would have been perfect.
post #20 of 244

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Originally Posted by Rolfrae
Ricco has UCI exemption for having a naturally high HCT. Does this mean he has been on EPO since birth? Or that the UCI exemption is bull? Why would he need EPO if he already had a naturally high HCT?
IMO, either UCI's "exemption" is crap, or he has been taking EPO consistently for a very long time to maintain a high HCT to get this exemption.
post #21 of 244

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The live-report on letour.fr reports that also Cobo did not start todays stage. Hah!!! What did I say!!!

I hope the whole team will be forced to withdraw now.
post #22 of 244

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Originally Posted by jonjungel
The live-report on letour.fr reports that also Cobo did not start todays stage. Hah!!! What did I say!!!

I hope the whole team will be forced to withdraw now.
Is this the reason that Piepoli took the stage win on Hautacam ahead of Cobo? Was Cobo trying to avoid testing?
post #23 of 244

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The whole Saunier team has quit the race.
post #24 of 244

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Originally Posted by Rolfrae
The whole Saunier team has quit the race.
I hope they took everything out of the hotel mini-bar !
post #25 of 244

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Originally Posted by Rolfrae
The whole Saunier team has quit the race.
Ya, Eurosport Kilometre Zero said there was no sign of them at the start and they have most likely been withdrawn.

Also showed pictures of Ricco being led out of a trailer by Police and being surrounded by cameramen and booing fans. He gave no reaction.

Well, wont be seeing him for a few years anyways.
post #26 of 244

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Originally Posted by Irish Indurain
Ya, Eurosport Kilometre Zero said there was no sign of them at the start and they have most likely been withdrawn.

Also showed pictures of Ricco being led out of a trailer by Police and being surrounded by cameramen and booing fans. He gave no reaction.

Well, wont be seeing him for a few years anyways.
After all his chiding of Contadoper being on the beach before the Giro - he was just jealous that he couldn't afford the same doctor.
post #27 of 244

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Originally Posted by Irish Indurain
Ya, Eurosport Kilometre Zero said there was no sign of them at the start and they have most likely been withdrawn.

Also showed pictures of Ricco being led out of a trailer by Police and being surrounded by cameramen and booing fans. He gave no reaction.

Well, wont be seeing him for a few years anyways.
No sign of them? I bet they all hauled ass out of France as fast as they could go.
post #28 of 244

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Originally Posted by Rolfrae
After all his chiding of Contadoper being on the beach before the Giro - he was just jealous that he couldn't afford the same doctor.
BBC reports:

The news of Saunier Duval's withdrawal will come as a blow to veteran team member Leonardo Piepoli, who won Monday's tenth stage.

HUh ?
post #29 of 244

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Originally Posted by whiteboytrash
I hope they took everything out of the hotel mini-bar !
I love those little bottles of EPO you get in there, go really nice with the little bags of peanuts.
post #30 of 244

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Originally Posted by Rolfrae
After all his chiding of Contadoper being on the beach before the Giro - he was just jealous that he couldn't afford the same doctor.
What worries me now if Contador can beat a drug-fueled Ricco what the fark is Alberto on ?
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